Trojan Throwers Put Up Good Marks At Bennie Brown Invitational
March 10, 2003
USC's men's and women's hammer throwers had big days and freshman Virginia Powell defeated former Woman of Troy NCAA champ Natasha Danvers in the 100m hurdles to highlight USC's limited participation at the Bennie Brown Invitational held at CS Fullerton this past Saturday.
Powell ran 13.46 to move into sixth on the all-time USC 100m HH chart (Danvers is third at 13.20).
Junior All-American L'Orangerie Crawford bettered her personal best by over four feet by throwing 209-8 to win the hammer. That mark is about a foot behind the record of 210-11 held by current Women of Troy senior thrower Julianna Tudja, who threw 200-2 to place second on Saturday. Senior Amy Thiel was third at 184-4.
The men's hammer was outstanding as well, as junior Michael Murray threw a PR 204-5 to improve his standing in 10th place on the all-time USC hammer chart. Freshman Adam Midles also threw a USC personal best of 201-4, with senior Harrison Lee at 187-7 and freshman Noah Bryant at 177-11.
Senior Brooke Thomas won the 1,500m with a PR time of 4:32.11.